This past Saturday Isabella turned 8 years old. In our church turning 8 is a big deal, it is the age in which you are baptized. Poor Isabella was the last one in her Primary (Sunday School) class to turn 8 and be baptized, she had quite the long wait this year. But, her day was extra special because her baptism was on her actual birthday.

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We were also very lucky to have Grandma and Grandpa here visiting with us for her special day.

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The dress Isabella wore to be baptized in is a very special dress. My mother made it when my older sister was baptized for her to wear and then I wore it when I was baptized. When grand-daughters began to be old enough to be baptized my Mom decided to bring it with her for each one to wear so it has now been worn by 6 girls in our family. It will be worn next in Wisconsin on the 23rd of this month.

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It was quite an emotional day for me. I can’t believe my baby girl turned 8, she is so grown up and seems to be getting more and more grown up each day. She is a seriously fantastic kid. I am so glad our home was blessed with her. 

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After the baptism we took my parents to Magic Kingdom for their first Disney World experience. It was a great way to continue the celebration and we stayed to see the light parade and fireworks. The castle is so beautiful at Christmas time.

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  1. Megan · December 15, 2011

    Congratulations to Bella on her big day & making a great choice to be baptized!

  2. crystal · December 15, 2011

    Such and amazing day-so excited for her! And who are you people- You and Anthony look so great! Wish we were there!

  3. Meredith Brough · December 16, 2011

    Yay! Wonderful experience, wonderful pictures! : ) Happy she wasn’t the very last one this year… since Julia is next! We feel her pain-Julia is the “forgotten one” in her class… She even attended next year’s class’ “Great to be 8” night… : ) Beautiful Bella congratulations!

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